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Essence (The EVE Series) (Volume 1)

by A. L. Waddington

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A great YA novel that offers a great start to a series!!! I love this book and the authors unique style. I was drawn in from the first page, by not only the characters but the amazing storyline. You are so enraptured you feel part of the story. ( )
  sportzmomof5 | Oct 31, 2014 |
A pretty interesting concept, but extremely slow-going. Jocelyn is a high school student who begins to have visions when she's near the new boy who moved in across the street. She's also a young lady in the late nineteenth century who begins to have visions when her fiance gives her a pocket watch. The action unfolds in alternating chapters between 2009 Jocelyn and 1878 Jocelyn. The action in 1878 is more entertaining, with a pregnancy scandal to liven up the action, but in 2009, it's just a bunch of going to various school activities and fainting a lot. The eventual reveal is in the last two chapters and not very well explained, although that's probably being saved for later books in this series.
Also, and this is my biggest complaint, THIS BOOK NEEDS AN EDITOR!!! There were multiple word usage errors: play for placed, shuttered instead of shuddered, baby breathe not baby's breath; it went on and on and really jolted me out of the story every time. Also present were a lot of misplaced commas and declarative sentences ending with question marks. Waddington tries to write with more proper grammar and diction when relating events from the past, but unfortunately is not terribly well informed about said grammar and diction. It mostly came off as though she just spelled out all the contractions and had her characters refer to one another as "Miss Elizabeth" and "Mr. Dimitri" etc. A good editor would correct these issues, as well as cut numerous superfluous scenes from the text which do not serve to advance the plot.
I was given a free copy of this electronic book after entering a contest on a blog. I was invited to the contest by the blog owner via a private note on my profile. ( )
  EmScape | Feb 9, 2014 |
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